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Step Into A New Career.

Welcome to FirstStep STNA Certification.


Operating in Dowtown Lorain, we are certified to certify you in the State of Ohio.


Based on need and availability, financial assistance MAY be available to you.


WIth our backgrounds, we have been doing this for a long time and continue to love what we do.

Take The First Step!

First Step aims to decrease the workload and employee fatigue, by giving your Nursing Home, Hospital or Assisted living the help it needs. A caring, competent, compassionate STNA, in every place, to help brighten your love ones environment in a clean, safe encouraged way.

Change A Life

We truly want to see that all who set out to make a career change are able to, but sometimes generosity can make a huge difference.

A Very Special Thank You To Our Sponsors:

  • Keith Landrum
  • Pastor Rodney Thomas Jr.
  • Carolyn Young-Threatt
  • Robert Narolewski
  • Derrick Robbins

Our Team

Meet the husband wife duo owners & instructors of FirstStep,
Al & Juanita Brown.


    positive review  YES!!!! I would highly recommend First Step and I would do it all over again. You’ll learn how important an STNA’s job really is and get the best classroom and clinical experience that you deserve. You can’t fail in this class because Albert and Juanita are there for you every step of the way. They push you to want to be better and leave you walking out with more confidence in yourself than you had walking in. If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to give them a call, set up a tour and get to know them before hand. It’ll only be a step up from here ❤️❤️

    Samantha Fuller Avatar Samantha Fuller
    December 20, 2019

    positive review  The leadership here is amazing! They started as STNA'S and are very successful. Now they are reaching back to help others by providing an affordable path to an amazing career! I pray for their success and I get goose bumps thinking about all the good that they're going to do!

    Anne Rollins Avatar Anne Rollins
    October 1, 2019

    positive review  I highly recommend First Step to anyone wanting to become an STNA or that needs it to enter into a nursing program. Albert & Juanita are both amazing people with years and years of experience in the fields of STNA, Nursing, Ocupational Therapy, Medical Management and much more. They use a holistic approach that encompasses the mind, body and soul. You will learn a lot from them, not only about the medical field, but about life in general.

    Chelsea Lyn Avatar Chelsea Lyn
    December 20, 2019